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Angelina Jolie Has a Vegas Shopping Spree with Her Kids

Angelina Jolie Has a Vegas Shopping Spree with Her Kids

Angelina Jolie loves to treat her kids to some fun and that was exactly what happened when she went shopping with six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne in Las Vegas this weekend.

The 39-year-old actress/director was spotted on Saturday (January 3) at Bonanza Gifts shop where she bought a “bevy of toys and gag gifts, including light sabers, a plush dinosaur pillow, t-shirts, mugs, a bunch of telescope-style ‘freeloader forks,’ and more mischievous presents,” according to People.

Angelina, who was dressed in a beige sweater, jeans, and sunglasses, let her kids pick out anything they wanted. The shop manager said that she was “as normal as can be” and a member of the family’s entourage checked out at the register.

Meanwhile, Brad Pitt was in Palm Springs to attend the film festival and honor Selma actor David Oyelowo.

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  • nani

    Love her!

  • Phool

    Bringing some posts over here before Tickys Runts get here

  • Phool

    John Travolta to present Aviation Inspiration & Patriotism Award to Angelina Jolie who directed the movie Unbroken.
    Beverly Hills, Calif., January 5, 2015. John Travolta, the “Official Ambassador of Aviation ®,” will host of the 12th Annual “Living Legends of Aviation Awards,” which will be held at the Beverly Hilton ballroom on January 16, 2015. This year’s awards are being dedicated to Bob Hoover, the first inductee of the “Living Legend of Aviation. ” The Legends are celebrating Bob’s 93rd birthday along with special guests attending to honor this famous Legend.
    John Travolta will be presenting the “Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award” to Angelina Jolie, an instrument rated pilot who recently directed and debuted the movie, Unbroken, about the life of Louis Zamperini, a WWII airman.

    Mr. Herb Kelleher, founder, 20 year CEO and 30 year executive chairman, of Southwest Airlines, will receive the Legend’s top honor, the “Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award.” The award will be presented by last year’s recipient, Mr. Frederick Smith, founder and CEO of Fedex.

    Mr. Elling Halvorson, founder of Papillon Helicopters, will receive the “Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award,” presented by Bell Helicopter.
    Michimasa Fujino, founder and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, will be presented with the Legend’s “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year Award.”

    Legend Harrison Ford will present the “Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award” to Mark Baker, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

    The “Living Legends of Aviation” annual awards are considered the most prestigious and important recognition event in aviation. The awards program starts with the “Flown West Tribute,” which honors those Legends that took their last flight West. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, tributes will be given to Ed Swearingen, Tom Danaher, and Delford Smith. Immediately following, Kiddie Hawk’s host, John Travolta, will induct the three new “Living Legends of Aviation”: Bruce Whitman, chairman and CEO of FlightSafety, Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines, and Major General Carl McNair, retired Army and chairman of Air Methods.
    Legend Buzz Aldrin’s 85th birthday will be celebrated at the After Awards Party on the roof of the Beverly Hilton.

  • forrest gump

    vegas is the right spot for spending time with kids: FUN FAIRS & AMUSEMENT PARKS!!

  • Phool

    Art Directors Guild @ADG800 · 25m25 minutes ago
    #ADGAwards Best Production Design for Feature Film: @seeinherentvice #GrandBudapestHotel @ImitationGame #TheTheoryofEverything @UnbrokenFilm

  • Tweet Angie

    The Art Director Guild is good news for Unbroken because the members of the ADG that are also members of the Academy can vote for Art Direction and Best Picture. If the movie missed here it was bad. Great it is in. So well deserved.

  • wika

    Wasn’t she in black? According to the instagram pic that is

  • shoes4life

    It would be nice for this thread to be Tick talk free. I am sick of her! I was mad yesterday but realize this leech does not deserve anyones attention for nothing.

  • fyi

    Letter: ‘Unbroken’ director should be thanked, not criticized

    a recent column, Cal Thomas complains that the movie “Unbroken” does
    not depict Louis Zamperini’s conversion to Christian faith and thus
    “depicts only half a life.” No book or movie can tell the whole of one’s
    life story. The Gospel of John 21:25 admits it does not tell Jesus’
    entire story saying, “… there are also many other things that Jesus
    did …”

    Thomas wonders why director Angelina Jolie “… left out
    the most important part of Zamperini’s story,” meaning Zamperini’s
    dramatic and life-transforming conversion. Multitudes experience
    conversions no less life-changing than his. Conversion, however, is only
    one aspect of a Christian’s life.

    The amazing thing about
    Zamperini is that he picked up his cross daily and followed Jesus for
    the rest of his long and grace-filled life with complete forgiveness for
    his torturers. He lived his love for at-risk kids by running a camp for
    troubled boys. He remained faithful to his wife, family, friends and
    Jesus until the moment he died. He lived God’s love in Jesus to the
    fullest. He was a true disciple. All that came after his conversion.

    am grateful to God for Jolie’s movie. It captured the essence of
    Zamperini’s character in such a compelling fashion that people of depth
    will feel drawn to read Laura Hillenbrand’s book and discover his
    acceptance of Christ as savior and how his life was transformed.

    that’s already happening. Her 2010 book is back on the New York Times
    bestseller list, currently No. 6 in hardback, No. 1 in paperback and
    also No. 1 in e-book.

    We Christians should thank Jolie rather
    than criticize her or this movie. “Unbroken” inspires us to learn more
    about a man whose compelling life points us to the one who transformed

    BRUCE L. EMMERT, Topeka

    Senior pastor, First United Methodist Church

  • fyi

    Inside Angelina Jolie’s Vegas Shopping Spree with the Kids

    May the force be with the Jolie-Pitts!

    Jolie was spotted in Bonanza Gifts shop, a Las Vegas souvenir store, on
    Saturday with her 6-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne. The
    Oscar-winning actress purchased a bevy of toys and gag gifts, including
    light sabers, a plush dinosaur pillow, t-shirts, mugs, a bunch of
    telescope-style “freeloader forks,” and more mischievous presents.

    to an onlooker, Jolie was dressed down in neutral colors – a flowing
    beige sweater, jeans and big sunglasses. She was accompanied by a few
    other people and children; a member of Jolie’s entourage checked out at
    the register while the kids were allowed to pick out anything in the
    store. The shop manager said the star was “as normal as can be.”

    this particular Sin City gift shop is also seemingly normal for Jolie.
    The manager said the actress-turned-director frequents the establishment
    to buy gag gifts for husband Brad Pitt, a known Hollywood prankster.

  • shoes4life

    Congratulations Angelina on your new nomination for Unbroken!! You deserve it and I am sure Louis is smiling down with pride for you.

  • Phool

    Runts are busy carping over at Tickys and wetting their panties over the mention of Brad , even if its after 10 years lol Its the first time that thread has seen comments lol

  • Saffron

    What a great family….always having fun together!

  • fyi

    The 17 Breakout Stars of 2014

    TheWrap picks the big-screen, small-screen and stage names that blew up in the last year

    Jack O’Connell, “Unbroken”

    was chosen by Angelina Jolie to play a real-life hero, so it was
    inevitable that Jack O’Connell would be anointed Hollywood’s next
    hottest thing.

    David Oyelowo, “Selma”

    been impressing in supporting roles for several years, but David
    Oyelowo is making his biggest impression yet playing Martin Luther King,
    Jr. in “Selma,” and is expected to be a major contender in the Best
    Actor Oscar race.

  • SkinnyFat

    Who takes kids to Vegas? How about Disneyland? I see she’s traded the constant black for angelic white and cream. My my she’s such a PHONY

  • fyi

    From #Birdman to #Unbroken, the contenders for best picture at the #Oscars:


    Zamperini’s story took almost 60 years to come to the bigscreen, and
    it’s enough to hold four movies — parts “Chariots of Fire,” “Life of
    Pi,” “The Deer Hunter” and “Coming Home.” Angelina Jolie’s star power
    may have finally gotten the film made, but she directs with a passion
    and affection for her subject, and a keen eye for action sequences.
    Condensing Laura Hillenbrand’s epic book was no easy task, but the
    script manages to hit all the major points and captures the soul of
    Zamperini’s story. And the acting ensemble is stellar, led by a
    revelatory Jack O’Connell as Zamperini and first-time actor Miyavi as
    his WWII Japanese POW camp tormenter.

    Director: Angelina Jolie
    Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson
    Starring: Jack O’Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson and Jai Courtney
    Distributor: Universal


    could have orchestrated a more grimly relevant occasion for the release
    of Ava DuVernay’s drama about Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965
    voting-rights march through Alabama, though “Selma’s” undeniable
    relevance in the wake of the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner
    would be of little import were the film itself not so rousingly
    effective. Rapturously received at its AFI Fest premiere, DuVernay’s
    ground-level portrait of the civil rights movement is anchored by David
    Oyelowo’s perf as King, a strong contender in the highly competitive
    actor category. As his wife, Coretta Scott King, Carmen Ejogo could find
    herself in contention for supporting actress honors. Apart from Oprah
    Winfrey’s involvement, “Selma’s” most compelling behind-the-scenes angle
    comes courtesy of DuVernay. That she knocked it out of the park is
    almost secondary to the fact that the Academy, by nominating DuVernay
    for director, could well have an irresistible narrative on its hands —
    hardly an adequate correction to the chronic under-representation of
    female filmmakers and filmmakers of color in the industry, but not a bad

    Director: Ava DuVernay
    Writer: Paul Webb
    David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola,
    Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth and
    Oprah Winfrey
    Distributor: Paramount

  • Tweet Angie
  • Phool

    Unbroken: A cure for cynicism
    Some people earn their cynicism through a hard life and serial disappointment. Others (the majority, I suspect, at least in this country) dress up in it as defensive garb or a drape of sophistication. They sneer at political, show business, and sports heroes, and while these often deserve the sneers, some hard-core cynics scoff at the notion of heroism itself. This is the kind of surface worldliness analyzed by C.S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man—the famous “men without chests” produced by modern education.

    Heroism still happens, and by God’s grace we’re capable of responding to it. The striving spirit He planted in man (Genesis 6:3) breaks out in startling ways, both good and evil—we fall for the evil, but are still drawn to the good. Though the word “hero” is sometimes thrown around with reckless abandon these days, we know it when we see it.

    Louis Zamperini’s heroism during WWII was mostly passive; he distinguished himself more as a survivor than a fighter. Only after the war that did he emerge as a real warrior—for Christ. Unbroken, the movie version of his story, has taken some criticism for not showing his conversion, the truly life-shattering event that allowed him to make sense of everything that happened to him and use it for good. Angelina Jolie, the film’s director, gave two reasons for leaving that part out: It would have made the movie too long and would have alienated a large portion of the audience. This was a probably a personal decision based on a gut-level sense of audience reaction. But it was also an artistic decision, understandable on that level.

    Here’s why: Art is a reflection of human experience, and conversion is the one deeply human experience that is not generally shared. Everyone, no matter their station, has known joy, sorrow, disappointment, loss, excitement, and fear to some degree and can respond to artistic depictions of all these. Coming to Christ is something else entirely, so alien to humanity that God has to do it. Those who have experienced conversion feel their hearts leap when they see it portrayed. To those who haven’t, it can feel like a door slamming in their faces.

    So perhaps Jolie stopped where she, personally, had to stop. The result feels unfinished, even to some secular critics, but it is not cynical. The director’s respect for Zamperini extended to the men of his generation.

    “They were responsible young men who’d come through the Depression, who were fighting for their country, and who took pride in the way they held themselves and the way they spoke.” Jolie said in an interview.

    To preserve that self-respect, she instituted a no-cursing rule on the set so the actors and crew had to find more creative ways of expressing themselves than f-bombs. It was a small thing that contributed her depiction of believable characters—ordinary guys who behaved in extraordinary ways. America still produces heroes, though perhaps not in such numbers. Unbroken deserves respect for reminding us that cynicism is a dead end.

  • ndn

    Good morning JP fans!!!!
    Phew….so much to catch up on these threads…damn year end close gets in the way…lol

  • Phool

    8 Things Parents Can Learn About Character Building From the Movie ‘Unbroken’
    The kid started smoking at 5 and drinking at 8. He ran away over and over, fought in the streets, and robbed strangers and neighbors alike. He slashed his teachers’ tires, threw things at cops, and vandalized train tracks. Sounds like a parents’ worst nightmare, doesn’t he?

    A little later, he shook hands with Adolph Hitler.

    Pretty soon after that, things went downhill.

    Yet Louis Zamperini, the real life hero in the movie Unbroken and the book of the same name by Laura Hillenbrand, became an adult who personified character. Battered, bruised, fraught with repeated catastrophic chaos, failure and defeat, Lou embodied resilience, and its essential ingredient, character. Much of his character is formed in childhood experiences that may surprise you. (Some experiences described here are drawn from biographical sources other than the movie and book.)

    No one in their right mind would suggest replicating the perils Louis engaged in, but there is much to learn from what was done with what he did.

    Here are eight things parents can learn about character building fromUnbroken. :

    1. Failure’s benefits are activated in a secure relationship.
    Speaking no English, Louis was an easy target for brutal bullying in his California elementary school. His father knew less English than Louis, so he helped by spending many hours teaching his son to box and encouraging his physicality. A landmark study that examined the effects of adverse childhood experiences (“ACEs”) described by Paul Tough in his book How Kids Succeed, illustrates the importance of the “one person” in an intense relationship that helps a child deal with failure, not prevent it from happening. “What you are learning is how to deal with failure and how to learn from failure,” Tough told The Washington Post. While teaching your kid to box may have mixed results, the hours Lou and his father spent together in pursuit of a difficult physical goal enabled an intense relationship that hot-housed repeated failures and ultimately success. Learning to cope with failure is easier as a joint effort. Failure experienced alone often fuels shame.

    2. Empathy can grow in strange ways.
    A successful liar is good at empathy. Caught by guards for stealing a Nazi flag, Lou intuited the answer that would be the most persuasive: “I wanted to take the flag home to remind me of the wonderful time I had in your country.” While lying is not a skill most parents would encourage, there is evidence that the skill set that enables a successful liar overlaps with those skills that empower leaders. Researcher Caroline Keating studied children and adults and found that the ability to lie successfully was the best predictor of dominance, or leadership, particularly among men. Anyway, lying is a developmental milestone. A Canadian scientist who studied 1,200 children age two to 17 told the BBC: “Almost all children lie… Those who have better cognitive development lie because they can cover up their tracks. This was because they had developed the ability to carry out a complex juggling act which involves keeping the truth at the back of their brains.” Lying is a complex task that requires a sophisticated understanding of others’ minds, including developing empathy, and executive functioning skills.

    If your preschooler lies, consider this is not a crisis of morality; he is experimenting with ways of getting what he wants. Helping your child develop morality and responsibility for his actions over the long haul is the ultimate goal, and part of that learning process is getting busted and discovering “it feels bad to get caught and for people not to trust me.”

    3. Risk has its own rewards.
    Lou sought dangerous risks, for example throwing rocks at cops. You shouldn’t let your kid throw rocks at cops. But children build confidence by doing things that feel risky, even if they aren’t particularly dangerous. In 2011, Ellen Sandseter, a professor of early-childhood education, studied free play and concluded that children have a sensory need to taste danger and excitement; this doesn’t mean that what they do has to actually be dangerous, only that they feel they are taking a great risk. That scares them, but then they overcome the fear. Sandseter asserts that risky play serves an “anti-phobic” function. From her perspective, evolution favored children who developed fears of certain stimuli (e.g. heights and strangers) that protect them. Risky play provides children with an exhilarating positive emotion and exposes them to things and situations they previously feared. She believes our society is at greater risk if children do not have formative risky play experiences. Fear in small doses seems to inoculate us, helps us meet bigger fears. Children are better served by parents who are able to restrain their own fear to allow risky play.

    4. It takes a village.
    Lou’s brother, tired of getting him out of police custody, got hold of the principal of the school and the chief of police. Together they decided that sports would probably be the ticket, and then enlisted the high school track and field coach, who eventually led Zamperini to the 1936 Olympics, where the handshake with Hitler took place. He told an Olympic historian about running down the homestretch: “I heard the kids from my high school hollering, ‘Come on, Louie!’ I had no idea that anyone even knew my name, and yet the whole group of kids in the grandstand was hollering, ‘Come on, Louie!’ So I came in and got third place.”

    A large 2013 Gates Foundation study found that kids that participate in “mentored relationships” (an involved adult OUTSIDE the immediate family) consistently display better school attendance, lower levels of substance abuse, and surprisingly, higher levels of trust and communication with their parents. Today’s parent can feel particular pressure to shape every aspect of their child’s personality. But mentors from within the family system are less effective for a number of reasons according to a2002 study. Mentoring relationships formed with individuals outside the family circle have a significant influence decreasing problem behaviors and improving psychological well-being, academic performance, and relationships with others. A parent’s efforts might be better put to matchmaking: seeking out settings that might naturally grow a mentor connection for their kid.

    5. Belief in things not seen.
    Adding to all the stressors and uncertainties already blighting the lives of parents, religion has more recently become fundamentally challenged by a number of voices, particularly the New Atheists. At the end of the 20th century, Richard Dawkins stated: “Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.” Almost two centuries ago, Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard may have more accurately anticipated current research: “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”

    There is a good deal of empirical evidence to support the idea that concern for their child’s mental health may in fact be a good reason to practice faith, however. Religious observance in families is positively associated with child mental health — playing a beneficial role by attenuating problems of anxiety and aggression. Religion or spirituality within families has also been identified as a protective factor, as it gives people meaning in life when faced with adversity. Zamperini’s story reflects some findings in much of the literature.

    This generation of hope and a belief is an important theme in Zamperini’s life according to the book — particularly the themes of forgiveness, meaning and recovery after horrific trauma. The research identifies religion practices broadly and found thatresilience is enhanced by the practice of a faith tradition, not the specific content of the faith.

    Portraying religion generically may in be fact beneficial to audiences, perhaps the controversy about the “dismissal of Christianity,” may shift more constructively to the fundamental role religion played in Zamperini’s life. Perhaps such a shift could help parents sort through the plethora of arguments that seem to see what is valuable in the in practice and what elements may be harmful to a young person’s development and character.

    6. Spare the Rod… Please!
    All parents get frustrated with misbehavior, but Zamperini’s parents reached new heights of exasperation. He is seen getting severe spanking by his dad, with no effective results. Punishment, whether corporal or otherwise, is an attempt to influence the future — reducing or eliminating unwanted behaviors. It works pretty well with the majority of kids, but there are kids that it virtually never works, if “works,” means changing their future behavior choices. Unfortunately the kids that often wind up getting punished most are the ones for whom punishment works least. For kids with ADHD or who never met an impulse they didn’t like, punishment is ineffective at changing future behavior, although it can immediately stop a current action (“that’s it, no more YouTube for the rest of the day”). So an important question is — does your kid’s future behavior change after punishment? If not, it is unlikely to improve with increased intensity (that’s it, no more YouTube for the next six months!”). Corporal punishment has so many shortcomings and complications, I argue for “Corporal Abstinence” in another article on this site.

    7. Imagination can get you through hell.
    Fellow prisoner of war Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington, in his book, Baa Baa Black Sheep, expresses gratitude for the Italian recipes Zamperini would recite to keep the prisoners’ minds off the food and conditions. Deliberately chosen mental stimulation, in other words, “using our imagination” assists individuals both cope and achieve goals and endure or resolve difficult circumstances. Imagination and pretend play in kids is linked to both an enduring positive mood in life and overall coping ability.

    8. Revenge may be sweet, but forgiveness may save your life, model it for your kids.
    At Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, where prisoners that committed the worst atrocities are held, Zamperini visited many of the imprisoned former guards from his POW days to let them know that he has forgiven them. Many who recognized him came forward to have Zamperini throw his arms around each of them. The prisoners were shocked by his genuine affection for those who had once ill-treated him, but Zamperini saw forgiveness as most critical to his own survival and healing. Numerous studiesindicate that forgiveness is strongly tied to psychological healing after trauma, while restoring physical health and restoring a victim’s sense of personal power.***

    Parents are on more sure footing when they focus on working hard in school, learning from the vast array of cultural opportunities and developing athletic or artistic skills. The progress is more or less linear. It’s easier for us to tell if we are doing a good job or not. “Our child succeeds. She is happy. We are good parents. We are happy.” It’s kind of like looking at the pencil markings on a wall of a child’s growth.

    Growing character is more complicated. Its direction is more circular, and seems to expand and contract. There is less obvious “growth,” in part because the process requires a fair amount of setbacks, disappointments, tough jams, and failures.

    One never knows which “failure” will be the tipping point for growth instead of merely groans. We can’t tell if a certain risk might yield a discovered, previously unknown source of inner motivation. Who knows if getting “in trouble” might lead to the mentor that sees a spark in us we miss. We get caught lying or cheating at something and as a result we are denied admittance to what seems like the ticket to our early dream, only to discover our calling, more subtle but more configured to our values and strengths. What begins in error may quickly deliver us some pain, but also, over the long haul, introduce us to the longer road, the one that teaches us our character, that reveals to us the deeper realms of success.

    At first glance, Zamperini’s life seems about survival, not growth. But a closer look reveals his life to be the embodiment of the adage “that which does not kill me, makes me stronger.” The first trick — don’t let it kill you. The second is recognizing that getting stronger means discovering one is weak, and needs to wobble, struggle, and fail in order to develop the unbroken character skills to succeed. But parents, be careful. Witnessing the risks and failures that prepare your kids to be unbreakable adults might kill you.

  • Phool

    Happy New Year Ndn

  • ndn

    First off Happy new year to my sister Phool….we somehow have managed to miss other…such is life….

  • Phool

    I know we keep missing each other thought will say quick hi before you disappear again lol

  • SkinnyFatLovesJax

    *rolls eyes

  • ndn

    How are you Phool….it has been ages since we chatted…exaggerated much am I…lol…
    Thanks again for all the goodies you bring us on our favorite family….the JPs…


    Ooh la la! Schweeeeeeeeeeet! Go Angie!

  • Phool

    lol, no exaggeration its been a while, hows family and work?

  • valis202

    What a fascinating article. Thx for posting it Phool.

  • ndn

    I got a bit breather since we had to come to WORK on new year day, saturday and sunday….because of you know who’s coming…the f*cking auditors….

  • ndn

    Family is good…the kids are back to school thank god…how about you..all is well I hope….

  • Phool

    OMG fuck them, they always come around mid January/February.

  • Phool

    All is well Touch wood, thank you for asking. Just praying this be another good year for all of us, we have to keep positive, regardless what life throws at us.

  • JPFamily

    Hi all, and juju – thanks, you are very welcome!
    Thank you too Felinelilly, for the fab French interview.

    Congrats to Angie and Unbroken for Art DG Nom and also for the Aviators Award.

  • ndn

    Some how every year they come earlier and earlier…anyway we gave them a preliminary financials that would give them busy for a while…


    Love! that pic of Angie in your avatar.

  • Phool

    We had a visit from them in first week of December can you believe it, thank god all the books were in order.

  • ndn

    Absolutely…that’s the mantra….unlike you know whom still latching to 10 yr of f*cking divorce…this hag has no shame…still milking out for sympathy…

  • ndn

    Here, here….

  • JPFamily

    Thanks, AWHODAT! Adored Angie’s whole look for Cannes that year, btw yours is pretty special too.


    Video at link

  • ndn

    I sincerely hope Unbroken gets some deserving nods at the Oscars…I know awards don’t matter much to Angie but damn it…with this BO success there’s no way the Academy can ignore it….

  • gemdiamond

    Hey, everyone!!!! Thnx 4 everything positive about Angie and Brad. Gooday to one and all, Jolie-Pitt Fans only. Roaches, trolls, haters and Fake Fans are not included. Congratulations are in store to Angie for receiving the Aviators Award and being nominated by the Art DG. Hopes she wins it

  • JPFamily

    Rachel Feldman ‏@WomenCallAction 1m

    Thrilled to have seen UNBROKEN and SELMA back to back, significant films directed by women Angelina Jolie and Ava DuVernay. #womencallaction

    WIE Network ‏@WIENetwork 18 mins

    Only 4% of major films in 2014 were directed by women. Here’s to more breakthroughs in 2015 #AngelinaJolie #Unbroken

    Valene Cristina ‏@ValeneCabrera 1 hr

    Everybody go watch #Unbroken it’s an amazing movie and great story! Kudos to #AngelinaJolie 👏👏🙌

  • Phool

    The soldiers also were treated to a special viewing of Brad Pitt’s World War II tank movie, “Fury,” Manilla said.

  • Felinelilly

    Dang I can’t keep up with the threads. Reposting the interview.

    Angelina interview with Femme Actuelle
    “Between Brad and I, it’s still bliss”.
    The American star is back with Unbroken, her second film as a director. The occasion to meet and confirm that Angelina Jolie wears her name well.
    Producer, actress, director, United Nations Ambassador, mother to six children, wife of Brad Pitt… Interview with a woman who takes all these roles on with joy!
    Femme Actuelle: You’ve completed your second movie, do you prefer being in front or behind the camera?
    AJ: Behind, because I have complete control. I choose projects with a historical resonance. I spent two years learning about Louis Zamperini’s incredible life. An Olympic runner, then WWII hero, after surviving a plane crash at sea.
    FA: Your hero, Louie Zamperini died last July when you were editing the movie…
    AJ: He was our mentor, our father, our friend. He reminded me that the strength of the human spirit can save us. Thanks to him I was able to get through my double mastectomy. He would always say, “Appreciate each day as if it’s the last”.
    FA: You finally married Brad Pitt last summer…
    AJ: The most beautiful thing is that we didn’t get married out of necessity or to fill a need. We already felt like we’d reached nirvana, the bliss between us and in our family.
    FA: But it’s not taken lightly…
    AJ: I agree. Brad and I maybe weren’t husband and wife on paper, in the eyes of the law. But we already were, every day. Being responsible for a big family gave us a strong solidarity. We knew that becoming parents required constant stability. This wedding is a way to renew our commitment in an even deeper way. A way to celebrate it with our children…
    FA: Tell us about the day after the wedding…
    AJ: A few hours after the ceremony, we all changed clothes to have fun as a family. Pax made a cake, that we all gathered around to eat. There hasn’t been any fundamental changes to our way of life, but we were all really happy to have taken this step. It’s comforting to know that we are now one. I sat down to watch Brad and the children play in the countryside, I was happy. Happier and more fulfilled than ever.
    FA: You have six children, is it harder to raise boys or girls?
    AJ: It’s all a matter of age. Wait until they’re all teenagers… My daughters are still young. But I think I’ll have a tougher time with them. What I fear the most, is the day they’ll bring their boyfriend home. But I’ll be in no position to lecture them. I was only 14 when my boyfriend came to live with us. Very cool, my mom went by the principle that it was better to have sex on a good mattress than in the bushes of a public park. We were together two years and then I started my acting classes. Fourteen years old was too young to live together!
    FA: What do you think of people who call you a sexy Mother Teresa?
    AJ: I take it as a compliment. It’s better than “the bad girl of Hollywood” as tabloids called me for so long.
    FA: Are you a strict mother?
    AJ: A child without instilled boundaries will be a confused adult. I’m a responsible mother, a stickler for good manners.
    FA: What’s a typical day for you?
    AJ: I try hard to talk to each of my children one on one. Because we homeschool them, we get up at 7:30am. Classes start at 8:30am, when I leave for the office. Where they incidentally all find a good reason to come see me.
    FA: Do they get along together?
    AJ: They’re often in pairs. Shiloh and Pax to skateboard, Zahara and Vivienne to play mommy and daddy. They take care of each other. Six children is a tribe, but Brad and I are very organized. We all eat together at 6:30pm.
    FA: Your definition of an ideal dad?
    AJ: The one who knows how to handle a crisis, who favors the diplomatic approach over using force. One who can handle children.
    FA: And you found him in Brad Pitt?
    AJ: Absolutely! Beyond all my expectations! I found in Brad the perfect father for my children.
    FA: Which event changed your life?
    AJ: The day I layed eyes on Maddox, at the orphanage, my world changed. I wasn’t the center of my own universe anymore. I wanted one thing, to devote my life to him. My children’s happiness, their well-being, their safety, their life became more important than mine. I’m happy taking care of them and I’d rather harm come to me than to them. But all parents feel this way.
    FA: Have you been a victim of prejudice?
    AJ: I don’t know, because I never read press articles about myself. But if I read them, I’m sure I’d learn things about myself that I don’t know!
    FA: How are you feeling since your double mastectomy?
    AJ: I’m in very good health, thank you. Very happy with the choice I made, but also to have worked on Unbroken while I was going through it. What a great distraction. My mind was occupied.
    FA: Why did you choose to share your experience with the public?
    AJ: I did it hoping that my experience would help women who were in the same situation I was in. Especially those who have trouble taking this step. My mom passed away at 56 years old. She fought ovarian cancer for seven and a half years before she passed. If she too had made this decision, maybe she would still be alive today. Until then, I had always relayed my emotions through my movies, or my political and humanitarian stances with the UN. It was the first time that I was speaking as a woman, about something so private.
    FA: But your disclosure created some panic in the media…
    AJ: It’s alright. I have no regrets at all about it. We know that 5 to 10% of breast cancers are hereditary. If I chose to share my story, it’s because a lot of women are unaware that they have a sword of Damocles hanging over them. For women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutation, the risk of developing breast cancer before the age of 70 is very high. For the man I love, for my children and for myself, I didn’t want to take the risk. I’ve gotten letters from all over the world that have touched me.
    FA: Is ovarian surgery next?
    AJ: If I shared my double mastectomy experience, on the other hand I don’t want to speak publicly about what I’m doing to prepare for this surgery. I want to keep it private.
    FA: We heard that you wanted to sell chateau de Miraval, in Provence?
    AJ: Not at all. Spending time in France, especially in Provence, is a real joy. The thought never crossed our minds.

  • Phool

    Just keep the Faith, God Willing.

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  • Phool

    People are “laughing at her ” all over the social media , like Passing Through say “she’s the gift that keeps giving” she is shameless as shameless come. I wonder what her BFF Gloria thinks of her recent recruit who calls herself a feminist?

  • gemdiamond

    Thnx, Felinelilly, for bringing this article over. So happy for both Angie and Brad and to their whole family. Still bliss, eh!!! No wonder they can’t keep their eyes and hands from each other. They’re so blessed

  • ndn

    Thanks….beautiful designs….hope Unbroken wins…

  • Felinelilly

    I know, I was really surprised that she was this open. lol They’re still blissful and it shows, too.
    You’re welcome by the way.